Cerro Azul, Panama, VIDEO Report

Thanks for checking out the Panama For Real video report on Cerro Azul, Panama. After watching the video, don’t forget to check out the written report located here: Cerro Azul written report.

***UPDATE*** The Ginger House B&B mentioned in the video has been sold and is no longer open for business

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  1. Lyn says:

    Hi Chris. I accidentally googled your blog. You did a better job on describing where we live. I was planning my own blog about Los Altos de Cerro Azul but you do have a great detailed story about our community. Thank you and keep blogging on.

  2. Michael H. says:

    Hello again Chris,

    I should mention that I love your choice of music. It’s great that that you group the towns together (mountain towns, small towns, etc.)

    I also appreciate the date stamp you put in the beginning of your videos, as time changes everything!

    • Chris says:

      Hey, thanks Michael. Appreciate it, man. Yeah, I figure I’d rather people see right away when a video was recorded (or an article was written) rather than be duped (like with some companies out there) and find out later that the info is outdated. Things change so rapidly here in Panama. I just noticed a brand new shopping area and saw that a Rey supermarket is coming to town in El Valle (I’ll eventually head back up there to do a report). That modern little shopping center wasn’t even there the last time I was in town. The HSBC that’s in my Volcan video is now a Banistmo. So I’d rather people see the date and know things may have changed.

      Thanks again, Michael.


  3. Sabrina says:

    Thanks for the great info! So you say you’re safe and sound inside the gates… so are people in danger on the way to? Seems you’d have to leave the the city often for things and entertainment – what’s it like driving in at night? Just curious. Thanks again 🙂

    • Chris says:

      Hi Sabrina. Thanks for checking out the video. From what I’ve heard, it’s not your safety outside the gate that’s a concern, it’s just the fact that some homes have been burglarized. So making a trip up the mountain shouldn’t be a problem at all. It’s just that some of the people who’ve bought homes outside of the gates have had their home broken into. Yes, you’d definitely need to leave Cerro Azul for most entertainment, as there’s really nothing on the mountain except outdoors activities and neighbors. One reader wrote to tell me he goes out on his dirt bike all the time. You’ll probably see that here in the comments. I’d be careful driving in at night just because the roads are still kind of bad on the way up the mountain. Lots of potholes. It’s not an impossible drive or anything, but you’d definitely want to take it slow in the dark.

  4. Ted says:

    Thanks, Chris, for a fairly accurate picture of Cerro Azul. We’ve lived in this community for the past four years and love it. As you point out, it’s quiet living… requiring that we be capable of entertaining ourselves but there is a great core of resident norte americanos for the occasional visit and pot-luck. Unlike Boquette, we are very much in the minority however. Most of the property owners are wealthy Panamanians who come up from the city for get-away weekends.

    • Chris says:

      Thanks for commenting, Ted. I love Cerro Azul and I’m glad to hear that you’ve got a nice community of others who love it. Thanks for checking out the site and the video!

  5. Mike says:

    Great job Chris!

  6. Jessica says:

    Awesome vid!! Thanks for checking the place out. This is one of the places we are looking into to move to so this was very helpful.. 🙂

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